‘One of the most dazzling luminaries of contemporary American fiction’ Sunday Times
‘The most commanding and exciting and inventive rhetorical virtuosity of any writer alive… [He] nailed it like nobody else ever had’ Jonathan Franzen
‘[He was] first among us. The most talented, most daring, most energetic and original, the funniest… This man got inside the world’s mind and changed it for the better’ George Saunders
‘Radical, impassioned, heart-and brain-stretching… His talent was so obviously great it confused people’ Zadie Smith
Discover one of the most celebrated writers of our age – the visionary author of Infinite Jest andA Supposedly Fun Thing I Will Never Do Again
From genre-defining reportage to genre-breaking fiction, David Foster Wallace captured the human experience as no-one else has – in all its multiplicity, sorrow and tenderness, wit and irony and deep, dazzling truth.
Penguin presents the very best of his collected fiction and nonfiction, including extracts from his most famous novels, short stories and iconic essays such as ‘Consider the Lobster’. Alongside these classic pieces is exclusive, previously unpublished work, and critical contributions from twelve prominent authors and thinkers, all commissioned specifically for this collection.